Britain-China People's Links in World War 2 - Manchester Lecture

Britain-China People's Links in World War 2

Wednesday November 25th, 2015

People's History Museum, Manchester


13:00            Coach departs Mauldland Road Preston to Manchester

14:00-14:15 Arrive at People's History Museum (Tea/Coffee, biscuits served)

14:30-16:00 Britain-China People's Links in World War 2 lecture and Q&A

16:00-17:00 Travel by coach to Manchester City Art Gallery to see the Chinese collection  

17:00-19:00 Shopping and dinner at Chinatown (self-funded)

19:00            Depart from Manchester Chinatown car park to Preston

As 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2, we in Britain should not forget that China was one of the four Allies, our main ally in the East. The Japanese invasion of China in 1937 was the first act of the world war, and China was the first and most consistent foe of the fascist aggression, fighting a people’s war against the Japanese occupation.

This event aims to explore the story of two aspects of British-Chinese peoples’ history during WW2 to highlight their joint contributions to the worldwide struggle against fascism.

Tom Buchanan is Professor of Modern British and European History, at the Department for Continuing Education  Oxford University. His book, East Wind: China and the British Left:1925-1976 was published by Oxford University Press in 2012.

Charles and Yvonne Foley set up Half and Half, a network for families of Chinese seamen who were repatriated after the second world War, and run the website  Yvonne’s father was among those compulsorily repatriated and she has spent many years trying to uncover what happened to him and other Chinese seamen at that time.

*Free coach travel is for UCLan students only.

'Lecture Only '  tickets are for the lecture at 2pm

People's History Museum, Lancashire on Wednesday 25 November 2015
Doors Open at 1:00PM
Starts at 1:00PM
Ticket Price: Ł0.00